- He completed his postdoctoral program in Holistic Medicine with a research on the Hibiscus Sabdariffa plant and its impact on Ghanaian men prostatic issues under the guidance of Dr. George Georgiou of Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine, Larnaca city, Cyprus.
A well-known holistic Ghanaian medical practitioner and prostate cancer researcher, Dr. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu, has taken home two awards at the just-ended Africa Health summit for his role in helping shape the healthcare industry in Africa.
The awards are: Outstanding Contribution to Africa and Solution of the Year.
The awards ceremony, which was held on March 6th, 2018, at the Olympia Conference Center in London, was attended by prominent personalities in the health industry from over thirty African countries.
Dr. Nyarkotey was represented by Nana Yaa and Goldust Amofa.
Goldust Amofa and Nana Yaa received the award on behalf of Dr. Nyarkotey.
About the Africa Healthcare Summit Awards
The Africa Healthcare Summit Awards was established to reward excellence and achievement in the field of African healthcare provision and to recognize new international solutions and technologies that have the potential to create positive change in Africa. The awards are superintended over by an expert panel of high profile personalities made up of medical doctors from notable Africa Medical Associations, a panel of independent judges made up of senior managers from African hospitals, ministries of health, healthcare providers, NGO’s, and leading African distributors.
About Dr. Nyarkotey
Dr. Nyarkotey is a distinguished and well-known authority in the fight against prostate cancer in Ghana and Africa. He has been very consistent and active in the fight against prostate cancer since completing his Master’s program in Prostate cancer care at the Sheffield Hallam University, UK and a Doctor of Philosophy program in Alternative Medicine with research interests in prostate cancer and natural medicines in India.
He completed his postdoctoral program in Holistic Medicine with a research on the Hibiscus Sabdariffa plant and its impact on Ghanaian men prostatic issues under the guidance of Dr. George Georgiou of Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine, Larnaca city, Cyprus.
He has published several papers on the hibiscus plant infused with other Ghanaian plants. He has also published several research papers on prostate cancer and holistic medicine. He is a columnist with the Chronicle Newspaper, and has published several widely read articles on the website, modernghana.
He recently established the Dr. Nyarkotey College of Holistic Medicine located at Tema, Community 7, in Accra. The college is the first holistic medical school in Ghana.
He was finally appointed as a Research Professor of Prostate cancer and Alternative Medicine at Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine, Larnaca City, Cyprus at age 31. He won several awards in 2017.
He is the Medical Director and Principal scientist at RNG Medicine and Prostate Research Centre located at Tema, community 18, and a member of the Prostate cancer transatlantic consortium, a firm researching into prostate cancer in the black community. He is also the National President of the Alternative Medical Association of Ghana (AMAG).
He is a product of Ghanata Secondary School and Radford University College, East Legon, Accra, where he studied medical sonography.
He was recently featured in a documentary titled ‘Balls in Danger’ by Seth Kwame Boateng.
His research on the hibiscus plant
The awards he received were based in part on his research on the hibiscus plant, and his work on raising prostate cancer awareness, as well as moving the conversation on the disease into the national limelight.
His research sought to establish the hibiscus plant as the best tea for prostate health.
Recently, the Venezuela news bulletin also published his work on the hibiscus plant and prostatic issues where he further infused thirteen additional evidence based ingredients in his formula termed ‘ Men’s Formula’. Another bioenergized hibiscus tea which was tested at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology also for the first time in Ghana revealed its effectiveness for hypertensive management.